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Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 12:29

Ive been a bit more relaxed with my gardening this year, not being as tidy as I normally am. Ive purposely let the lawn grow in areas for wildlife, and generally just let things be themselves. Though I do need to weed the patio paving.


Heres a few photos, some plants are clearly going over, some yet to come...


        


 

GW Live

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 23:19

Im pleased people have enjoyed their visits to GW Live. I first went around 2009 and enjoyed it, even bought an expensive greenhouse whilst there. I returned a couple of years later and thought it was a very poor show, hardly anything there and I haven't been back since. Seems like its returned to being a good show?

The birds are eating all my bird food!

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 23:13

Just the two hanging bird feeders on my bird table, mostly with sunflower hearts. I refill them about once a week..


Learning about Tulip bulbs

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 14:46

I was disappointed with my Florentine tulip bulb collection I purchased from Sarah Ravens website. I planted them deep in large pots but not many of them flowered, but those that did were lovely. I mixed them with daffs & crocus but next year I'll plant tulips on their own as the dying daff leaves spoilt the look of the tulip display.


Not sure whether to leave them potted as they are for next year, or scrap them and buy fresh this autumn?


Last edited: 16 June 2016 14:48:06

Wildflower Meadow

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 22:32

Claire, Pictorial Meadows is a good place to start, they provide the wild flower seeds for local councils around Sheffield who sow them on grass verges and roundabouts etc. As well as selling seeds they also sell wild flower turf..


http://pictorialmeadows.co.uk

Last edited: 05 June 2016 22:33:30

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 03/06/2016 at 13:48

Im leaving those areas of the lawn uncut as its considered better for wildlife, bugs, birds etc. At some point I will cut it but I don't know when, though I expect Ill let it grow again. I am keeping the path and edge regularly mowed, and I regularly edge the lawn. That way it looks intentional, and not neglected.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 17:15

Im still leaving my lawn uncut, except for a mowed curved path through the centre, and a mowed border...


Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 16:43

Just added some planting to the small border on my front block paved driveway. It now has hyrdangea, box balls,crocosmia, lupins, salvias and foxgloves. A couple of foxgloves have self seeded at the front of the border and I shall leave them be..


Last edited: 27 May 2016 16:45:13

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 16:35

I would post photos of the border I've planted up today, but this new look forum has decided it doesn't want to allow me to post photos from my laptop. Nor will it allow me to post photos from photobucket. Extremely frustrating.


Well after much grief having to resize them I've finally managed it. The file size restriction is extremely inconvenient.


 

Last edited: 27 May 2016 16:42:07

Planting a large Wildlife Pond

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 19:38

Steve, i'd love to see some more photos of your pond, it looks amazing.

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